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St. Gallen
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Cod. Sang. 489
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German prayer book for private use
Paper · 89 ff. · 10 x 7-7.5 cm · St. Gall · 1484, 1485
Manuscript Summary:
Manuscript Summary
This prayer book contains prayers from the collection of William III, Duke of Bavaria (ff. 1v-16r), prayers to the Virgin Mary (ff. 17r-39r), prayers for Holy Mass and others (ff. 39v-45v) as well as for Communion (ff. 80r-88v). In between are St. Bernard’s verses (ff. 46v-50v) and various other texts of blessings and prayers (ff. 51v-78v). According to a colophon on f. 81v, the texts were written and decorated with pen-flourish and Lombard initials by the professional scribe Simon Rösch. On ff. 89 and 90 (glued onto the back cover), another poem was added in a different hand. The language of the prayers is Swabian. Numerous feminine forms of names suggest a female commissioner, probably a convent of nuns in St. Gall. (nie)
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Scarpatetti Beat Matthias von, Die Handschriften der Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen, Bd. 2: Abt. III/2: Codices 450-546: Liturgica, 
Libri precum, deutsche Gebetbücher, Spiritualia, Musikhandschriften 9.-16. Jahrhundert. Wiesbaden 2008, S. 133-137.
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Katalog der datierten Handschriften in der Schweiz in lateinischer Schrift vom Anfang des Mittelalters bis 1550, 
Bd. III: Die Handschriften der Bibliotheken St. Gallen-Zürich, bearbeitet von Beat Matthias von Scarpatetti, Rudolf Gamper 
und Marlis Stähli, Dietikon-Zürich 1991, Nr. 100, S. 39.
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10.5076/e-codices-csg-0489 (
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